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SEPTEMBER1, 2017

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Prime Minister has directed to utilize all available resources to provide relief to rain-affected people in Karachi.

Army Chief spent second day of Eid with troops in Turbat and Gwadar today.

Manasak-e-Hajj concluded today and airlifting of Pakistani pilgrims would start on Wednesday.

Pakistan has urged Myanmar to take necessary measures to protect rights of Rohangya Muslims.

North Korea says it detonated a thermonuclear device today as the fresh nuclear test by Pyongyang draws global condemnation.

Chairman Hurriyat Forum Mirwaiz Omar Farooq has urged world human rights organizations to put pressure on India to halt war crimes in held Kashmir.

India's Prime Minister has reshuffled some of his key minister's portfolios to repair his government's image, which has been dented by falling economic indicators.

In Syria, one hundred and fifty people have been killed in clashes between Islamic State group and government forces in Hama City.

Sri Lanka have set victory target of 239 runs for India in the fifth and final One Day International being played at Colombo.

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PM-KARACHI
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed to utilize all available resources to provide relief to rain affected people in Karachi.

He issued directives today at a briefing regarding damages assessment and current situation in Karachi after heavy rains.


RELIEF-KARACHI
Sindh Rehabilitation Department is working round the clock to drain out rain water from the remaining low lying localities in Karachi, in the shortest possible time.

A spokesman of the department informed our Karachi correspondent Tariq Baloch that thirty six additional dewatering pumps have been installed in the areas where the water is still standing.


BAJWA
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa spent second day of Eid with troops at Turbat and Gwadar in Balochistan today.

The army chief also met family of Shaheed Major Jamal Sheran who embraced Shahadat in Peshawarf on 17th July this year.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa also met local notables.

Talking to troops, Chief of Army Staff said that performing our duties in far flung and hard areas is pride and we shall continue doing it with utmost commitment and resolve.

He said that security and development of Balochistan is extremely important and Army shall extend full support to all state institutions in this regard. He said all development projects for Balochistan shall be completed.

 

HAJJ
Hajj rituals are culminating today.

The Hujjaj are stoning the devil and offering special prayers seeking Allah Almighty's blessings for success in this world and the hereafter.

The Hujjaj will move to their places of accommodation in Makkah after performing the rami.

Over two point three million people from different corners of the world including one hundred and seventy nine thousand Pakistanis performed hajj this year.

Meanwhile, the post hajj flight operation to airlift Pakistani Hujjaj back home will start on Wednesday.


SHAHBAZ-YILDRIM
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and Turkish Prime Minister Ben Ai Yildrim have exchanged eid greeting on telephone.

In a message issued from Lahore today, the two leaders expressed good wishes for the people of eac others countries.

 

RANA
Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain has left for Polish capital Warsa to attend a four day International Defence Industry Exhibition beginning Tuesday.

He has been invited by Minister of National Defence of Poland.

The Minister would also meet delegates of different countries on the sidelines of the exhibition.

 

POLICY
A National Food Security Policy has been prepared to develop agriculture on modern lines, enhance growth and reduce poverty.

Draft of the policy has been finalized in close coordination with provinces and is ready for consideration of the Federal Cabinet.

The policy envisages zero hunger, augmenting of existing water resource base, development of climate smart agriculture, development of hybrid seeds and fodder crops.

It also seeks harvesting of untapped potential of high value agriculture in FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Balochistan, Azad Kashmir, Potohar, Thar, Nara and Kohistan through rain-water harvesting technologies.

The policy proposes incentives for food processing, enhancing fruit and horticulture exports up to 20 percent, overcoming food storage capacity at federal and provincial level and developing farm mechanization.


FO
Pakistan has urged Myanmar authorities to investigate reports of massacre of Rohingya Muslims.

In a statement, Foreign Office has expressed deep concern over reports of growing number of deaths and forced displacement of Rohingyas muslims.

The statement also demanded Myanmar authorities to hold those involved in massacre accountable and take necessary measures to protect the rights of Rohingya Muslims.

It said Pakistan will work with the international community in particular the OIC to express solidarity with Rohingya muslims and work towards safgarding their rights.


 

PDWP -SINDH
Sindh Provincial Development Working Party has approved seventeen development schemes at a cost of 7.23 billion rupees.

The schemes pertaining to various divisions including work and services, agriculture, public health engineering, irrigation, planning and development.

Our Karachi Correspondent Muhammad Waqas reports that the approved schemes include improvement and extension of water supply system for Kotri city.

Thirteen schemes of Irrigation Department include installation of solar tube wells reconstruction of water course crossings, village road bridges and sub-drains in Shikarpur wer aslo approved.


TRANSMISSION
The newly constructed two hundred and twenty KV transmission line is successfully transforming three hundred and thirty eight MW electricity from the new Jhampir wind claster in Sindh to the national grid.

The eighty-five km long 220 Kv transmission line has been constructed by the National Transmission and Despatch Company.

A spokesman of the company told Radio Pakistan Hyderabad's correspondent Tariq Mehmood that the transmission line originates from Jhampir and concludes at Tando Muhammad Khan some thirty-five km from Hyderabad.

 

SOLAR
Work is in progress for early completion of three hundred megawatt solar power plant at Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park near Bahawalpur.

Mayor of Bahawalpur Aqeel Najam Hashmi told Radio Pakistan's Bahawalpur Correspondent Sajjad Parvez that the plant is being established by Turkish Power Company under an agreement signed with Punjab Government in January this year.

Responding to a question, he said that Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park is already contributing four hundred megawatt to national grid and has helped mitigate power shortages.


SANITATION
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has issued directives to ensure the best sanitation measures in the province of Eid-ul-Adha days.


 

DEVELOPMENT
Balochistan government is taking concrete steps to improve basic infrastructure and resolve traffic issues in provincial metropolis, Quetta.

Our Quetta correspondent reports that for this purpose, underpasses would be constructed at Gawalmandi and GPO chowk in Quetta at a cost of two billion rupees.

Similarly, eight hundred million rupees would be spent on construction and expansion of Sabzal and Joint Roads in the provincial capital during current fiscal year.

The sewerage system in Quetta city is also being improved at a cost of 500 million rupees.

 

TRAIN
Work on the construction of circular train, linking Peshawar with Charsadda, Mardan and Nowshera, will begin by December this year.

A Spokesman of the provincial government told Radio Pakistan's Peshawar Correspondent Falak Niaz that the project will be completed at a cost of one point six billion dollar in three years.

The train service will be extended to Swabi and other areas of the province in the next phase.


GB-PROJECT
In Gilgit Baltistan, work on 26 Megawatt Shagarthang hydel power project in Skardu would begin this year .

The project to be completed at the cost of seven billion rupees in four years will help address the problem of load shedding in Skardu.


IG-SINDH
Inspector General Sindh Police A.D. Khwaja investigation into attack on MQM Pakistan leader Khwaja Izhar-ul-Hassan is continuing and all the details will be shared with media.

Talking to newsmen in Karachi today, he said that the attack was planned to create unrest in the city.

Meanwhile, FIR has been registered at Counter Terrorism Department under the act of terrorism, murder and police encounter.


 

MASOOD
President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan has urged the international community to take notice of deteriorating human rights situation in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Talking to different public delegations that called on him in Rawalakot today, he appealed world power to help resolve Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UNSC resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people.

Sardar Masood Khan also condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian Army at village Poulis of Abbaspur Sector at Line of Control on Eid day which resulted into the martyrdom of a five year girl.

 

KASHMIR
In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that India and its puppet authorities have continued their autocratic policies of oppression even on the Muslim festival like Eid-ul-Azha.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who was placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence a day before Eid telephonically addressed an Eid congregation in Srinagar. He urged the world human rights’ bodies to build pressure on India to stop committing war crimes in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, a resolution adopted by the people during the Eid congregations reiterated the resolve to continue the struggle to achieve inalienable right to self-determination.

People took to the streets in Kupawara against the custodial disappearance of Kashmiri youth. The protesters raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

Sikh organization Dal Khalsa President H S Cheema in a statement eulogized the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people and said that they were being victimized by India for refusing to bow before it's tyrannical rule.


 

MODI
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reshuffled some of his key ministers' portfolios today to refurbish his government's image, dented by falling economic indicators.

Half a dozen ministers were dropped for failing performance.

Suresh Prabhu has been named as the new commerce and industry minister, Piyush Goyal the railways minister, Dharmendra Pradhan was promoted as oil and gas minister; whereas Nirmala Sitharaman appointment as defense minister.

This comes at a time when India's economic growth rate has fallen four quarters in a row and exports have stagnated for the past three years.

 

NORTH KOREA
North Korea says it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, having unprecedented strength.

It is North Korea's sixth nuclear test, which resulted in more powerful explosion than its previous tests.

Pyongyang claimed its leader has inspected a hydrogen bomb, meant for a new intercontinental ballistic missile.

 

KOREA TEST
Meanwhile, the fresh test by North Korea has drawn global condemnation.

Foreign Office spokesman, in a statement today urged North Korea to comply with the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

He asked all sides to refrain from provocative actions and display utmost restraint and return towards the path of peaceful negotiated settlement of the issue.

US President Donald Trump called the move very hostile and dangerous to the United States and also discussed the issue with Japanese Prime Ministe Shinzo Abe by phone.

French President Emmanuel Macron urged the United Nations Security Council to react quickly and decisively in order to bring North Korea to the path of dialogue.

China urged its neighbor to stop wrong actions that worsen the situation.

Russian has called for calm and urged all sides involved to hold talks.

Japan has called test extremely unforgivable.

 

CHINA-RADIATION
China started emergency monitoring for radiation along its border with North Korea after Pyongyang's nuclear test today.

The Chinese environment ministry said the emergency response system did not indicate detection of any radiation.

 

BRICS
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the BRICS economies to promote trade iberalization and open world economy.

He was speaing at a business meeting today at the start of a three-day summit being held in Chinese city Xiamen.

 

CHINA-MEXICO
China has expressed its interest in establishing a free trade agreement with Mexico.

This was announced by Chinese Vice Trade Minister ahead of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's visit to the Beijing to discuss trade and investment. His visit comes amid US President Donald Trump's renewed threats to scrap 23 year old North American Free Trade Agreement.

 

INDONESIA
In Indonesia, patrol bomb was thrown at the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, which resulted in a small fire.

Jakarta police spokesman said no was injured in the incident.

Anger is mounting among people in Indonesia over violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Meanwhile, foreign minister of Indonesia has flown to Myanmar to discuss the crisis in Rakhine state.

RUSSIA-US
Russia has termed the US order to vacate its diplomatic buildings in Washington and San Francisco as a blunt act of hostility.

Russia's foreign Ministry in a statement posted on its website has urged the United States to return its diplomatic facilities immediately which Russian diplomatic staff vacated yesterday.

 

SYRIA-IS
In Syria, 150 fighters including 35 government troops, have been killed in fierce clashes between the Islamic State group and government forces in Hama city.

 


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